Most practical and space efficient cooking setup?

Robbie_P

Member
Hi All,

I was wondering what everything uses for their cooking while out camping?

I have a Camp Fire BBQ Plate. Its flat, compact and I really enjoy using it. The only downside for me is having to carry wood. If the campsite had wood for purchase or could be collected, this would be my preferred options.

I also have Weber BBQ Q, but it takes up too much space (which you include as gas bottle) and can be quite messy carrying it around.

I had a cheap butane single burner stove, but the plastic casing started breaking, the cylinder locking mechanism broke, so I dumped it, however, it was very small, compact and practical.

I see Supercheap Auto have a double burner gas stove which comes with a hotplate, which if isnt too big, might be a good option. Attached.

What do you guys use and prefer?

Thanks,
Robbie
 

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Robbie_P

Member
Another options is a LPG 2 burner, but when I have a limited space, i am put off carrying a 4kg gas bottle (especially if its only a one night camp)
 

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Bomber2012

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I bought one of those double burner units , was garbage especially with that plate on top , just seemed dangerous .
I use a fold up barbie plate and a single burner you beaut K Mart job for week ends .
Take the weber baby q for longer stays .
 

dno67

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I used this home made folding hot plate and a single burner butane
unit also.
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I just stuff it in an old livestock feed bag when traveling.
Takes up bugger all room and works a treat.
 

Robbie_P

Member
I also have one of those folding plates, but I only use them over a fire.

Besides wood, what heat course could you use under it... surely not one of the Kmart single burner gas stoves?
 

Robbie_P

Member
Wood also my preferred choice, but does take up quite a bit of space if you have to bring you own wood?
 

dno67

Well-Known Member
I use bugger all wood to cook a meal, a ten litre bucket full would be
be enough for cooking a meal.
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
For simplicity a small two burner lpg cooker with disposable Coleman gas bottles is universal and easy to carry
 

cam04

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Keep the q and run it off Coleman gas. The lead and bottle fit inside the lid so you are permanently ready to cook. I also refill Coleman gas. It gives me a use for the last bits in the bigger bottles before I swap them. I also have a single burner lunchbox for boiling water (read: mokka for morning coffee)
 

RBJET

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I keep a single burner in my rear seat storage for morning coffee, boiling water and single pot meals.
The Baby Q comes on longer trips with a 2kg bottle that typically last 3-4 weeks.
 

Zamunda

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Hi All,

I was wondering what everything uses for their cooking while out camping?

I have a Camp Fire BBQ Plate. Its flat, compact and I really enjoy using it. The only downside for me is having to carry wood. If the campsite had wood for purchase or could be collected, this would be my preferred options.

I also have Weber BBQ Q, but it takes up too much space (which you include as gas bottle) and can be quite messy carrying it around.

I had a cheap butane single burner stove, but the plastic casing started breaking, the cylinder locking mechanism broke, so I dumped it, however, it was very small, compact and practical.

I see Supercheap Auto have a double burner gas stove which comes with a hotplate, which if isnt too big, might be a good option. Attached.

What do you guys use and prefer?

Thanks,
Robbie
I have one of those, but do not use it anymore. The locking mechanism for the butane canister is not that great. Gas seems to leak out of the point where the canister attaches. On a few occasions, cooking in windy conditions, I have had the experience of the canister catching fire. Not safe at all.
 

Albynsw

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Thanks all, i think ill just use my BBQ Grill/Plate with wood as much as possible and get a cheap butane single burner from Kmart.
That is what we did for years, Carried two canister burners and pulled the second one out when needed like boiling water for coffee while cooking breakfast
A good simple cheap solution. The only shortfall which led me to also getting a lpg stove was when in higher altitudes or very cold conditions they do not work so well.
 
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